Hey guys, I was hoping to hear back from Rexxus, and maybe have him post this up so it carries a little more weight, but time is getting a little short, so I wanted to give everyone enough advanced notice! As some of you may know, Auctoria has been under construction by myself and other members of LoT for the last few weeks, trying to turn it into a pvp event planet for the community. Well I am pleased to announce that we are on schedule to open TOMORROW MORNING! Here is the draft of the rules as I have them at the moment, they are subject to change as needed, particularly in the case of the rewards. But the core concept remains. Hopefully we can get this thread stickied, and possibly some announcements in game chat to let everyone know what is going on. So here we go:
Rules for Auctoria:
1: Build in Designated Zones in order to be eligible for the event (12 of them exist, named “Contestant Base X”). Any faction with more than one base on the planet at the time of a checkpoint is disqualified. All Designated Zones are POI’s on the map. These are chosen specifically to take advantage of natural terrain for different avenues of attack. No two base locations have line of sight to any other.
2: Weekdays (monday-Friday) are PVE, Weekends (Saturday-Sunday) are PVP.
On Friday Evening, a game inspector will arrive at your base to ensure that no exploits were used, and that your base qualifies for the competition. This inspector should be allowed to any part of your base, as they will not be participating in the PVP competition, and will not share information regarding layout under any situation.
3: If someone destroys a qualifying base, and recore’s it as their own for long enough to take a screenshot with “di” enabled, their faction gets one Attack Reward (more on this later)
4: For each checkpoint that a qualifying base survives, that faction will get one Defense Reward. A faction that makes it through the entire weekend and each checkpoint wins the Survival Reward. If it is the Last Faction Standing (other than spectator) then they receive the grand prize!
5: You may still raid other’s bases for the duration of the event if your base is destroyed, but may not rebuild/re-core your base once it is declared destroyed. You may scrap it for parts, and remain in the area however.
6: There is one POI marked as Spectator’s Retreat. This area may not be raided under any situation, and should be considered a no combat zone. No automatic turrets are allowed inside this valley. Only CV’s belonging to LoT faction may land in this area, though sv’s are more than welcome to park in open spaces provided they do not obstruct operations whenever LoT Personnel are online. During times when no faction members are on, turrets will be re-activated. Those wishing to spectate the event may land here in order to enter the approved spectator vehicles. Spectator vehicles should not be attacked, and will have no loot within. They will be clearly marked white small vessels with a large red cross symbol. Please respect those trying to watch the event.
About the planet:
Gravity will be increased greatly for the weekend pvp, to the point that you WILL need a strong ship to deliver supplies, or to escape the surface and flee the system. This is to balance air vs ground combat, and provide an incentive for attacking on foot or in HV instead of with a CV (or ten).
Atmospheric density is also greatly increased. This means that Weapons will not fire as far as you are used to. This is to prevent overuse of offline artillery bombardment, and homing rocket harassment of vehicles passing at long range spectating or reconning bases.
The Biome is Alien: The Green swamp planet type.
Ores include sparse Blue Crystals, Magnesium, Cobalt, and Iron.
No water exists on the planet, and the atmosphere is not breathable. In order to survive, you will have to bring supplies (O2 and Water) from other planets.
The planet will be opening to the public on friday, and will transition to pvp mid day saturday. If you are not competing, it is recommended you evacuate the planet or flee to the spectator’s retreat at this time. Again, there is to be NO combat inside of the spectator’s retreat valley other than organized duels and competitions. Anyone caught attacking this POI or players inside will get one warning, and for major infractions or second instances, the faction will be banned from the planet. This area will be backed up, and can be restored from this backup, but that will eliminate all buildings and ships from other factions across the map. So please be courteous and considerate of other players. Marker pylons with a lookout post, and LOT labelled on the orange painted outer wall will be erected surrounding the valley to ensure you can differentiate it from open targets throughout the weekend.
Rental spaces large enough for a sv and some storage bins can be rented from LoT. No guarantee of safety is offered, for the sole reason that if someone attacks the spectator base and ruins it for everyone, it is possible that they can get access to these bays. But they can be maintained under relative safety from the pvp events, and should prove as a way to store the materials/ships you need to get started.
This forum will serve as home for official base destruction posts, and for announcing rewards. We are also looking at a chainsaw tournament at the opening of the weekend, anyone interested in competing to determine who is the best at melee in the galaxy should respond either in a post or message to mcprouty.
Contestant bases will be claimed in a first come first serve basis by posting in this forum the faction to be competing, and the base site number. Once you are verified, you may build as much on the base as you like, provided you do not place any other base cores on the planet. This is crucial, and is designed to aim for better design, rather than turret spam.
100 sv missiles
50 sv h missiles
3* 750 15 mm ammo
5 large medkit
500 Gold Coins
Checkpoint Survival Reward:
200 Combat steel blocks
600 Concrete blocks
100 BA 150 mm H Missiles
200 Large Promethium packs
100 Gold Coins
Weekend survival reward:
2*999 Gold Coins
1 random epic weapon
If only one faction is remaining in the contest, this faction gets the grand prize in place of the weekend survival prize.
Sole Survivor Reward:
10*999 Gold Coins
3 random epic weapons